I've been a dad for almost six years. All kids are different, but mine is a pretty adventurous guy. One of his favorite things to do is swim in open water, which is nerve wracking, but great to see. It's also great to see that he's now at the age where I don't have to worry about him running (or drifting) miles and miles down the beach, so I can take my eyes off of him for 30 seconds at a time. We recently spent a few days trying to burn the winter off in Charleston, specifically Isle of Palms, SC. The boy was at his usual antics.
Not sure whether this will lead to bigger waves, but I think it's setting the stage for some big adventures - the boy is drawn to big water. Sure will be interesting to see!